Professional Details

Lorraine Woodwark
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Woodwark Law

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Post Office Box 640
Santa Barbara, CA 93116


Description of Practice

I facilitate and re-open the lines of communication and understanding to resolve conflict. I am a Mediator/Arbitrator/Attorney with a comprehensive understanding of interpersonal dynamics to facilitate successful negotiation and settlement. Drawn from a diverse career history and extensive specialized training, I help parties reach sound decisions and overcome barriers to resolution through facilitated discussions that focus on parties’ interests and priorities. I don’t force all that touchy feely stuff down your throat. You can feel free to express yourself as the real you. Seasoned Mediator/Arbitrator with a keen business acumen and clarity possessing a solid track record of wisdom, peace-making, trustworthiness, and neutrality. Expert in Investigations, Conflict Resolution, Creating Final Binding Agreements and Repairing Relationships – High Rate of Success! Even though issues are serious matters, people who have their cases mediated and/or arbitrated before me are able to resolve cases in a much friendlier but professional environment while saving time, money, stress, and privacy! Skilled in a variety of mediation techniques. Areas I mediate/arbitrate are: Real Estate • Business • Employment • Healthcare • International.

Professional Background

License California attorney for over 16 years. Mediation trained in Facilitative, Evaluative and Transformative methods.


Mediated construction disputes, environmental, insurance/personal injury, employment, family (no custody issues) and real estate issues. Arbitration experience in a variety of small cases.


Mediation training at Pepperdine Strauss Institute for ADR and Conflict Solutions Center. Juris doctorate from Santa Barbara College of Law. MBA - University of Victoria, British Columbia


Depending on the type of case and the parties involved often determines the styles used. Each dispute is unique and deserves special care. Parties are guided to creating a final binding agreement.


$350 per hour. 1/2 day minimum (including case preparation and pre-mediation conferences with each party). I require a $2,000.00 deposit at least five days prior to mediation. If mediation is outside Santa Barbara County, I require full estimate payment at least seven days in advance. I also require mileage, hourly travel time, accommodations and meals. I am willing to negotiate travel fees for out of area, depending on location.

Other Information

I am willing to schedule mediation and arbitration according the convenience of the parties, including evening and weekend appointments. I am also flexible as to the meeting location.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA (2 mediated)
  • Automotive (8 mediated)
  • Aviation (2 mediated)
  • Boundary Disputes (3 mediated)
  • Business (18 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (35 mediated)
  • Contracts (12 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (7 mediated)
  • Elder (3 mediated)
  • Employment (11 mediated)
  • Environmental (34 mediated)
  • Faith Based (13 mediated)
  • Family (8 mediated)
  • Foreclosure (3 mediated)
  • Government (11 mediated)
  • Health Care (4 mediated)
  • Insurance
  • International (1 mediated)
  • Labor - Management (15 mediated)
  • Land Use (23 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (28 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (6 mediated)
  • Medical Malpractice (1 mediated)
  • Native American (3 mediated)
  • Natural Resources (3 mediated)
  • Oil and Gas (2 mediated)
  • Online Mediation
  • Personal Injury (2 mediated)
  • Pet Mediation (7 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (3 mediated)
  • Real Estate (16 mediated)
  • Sexual Harrassment (1 mediated)
  • Social Security (1 mediated)
  • Special Education (7 mediated)
  • Tax (3 mediated)
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp (5 mediated)
  • Workplace (2 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Counselor
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator

References available upon request.


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